Bangladesh and Myanmar in joint offensive against Arakan Army

Arakan Army

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Bangladesh and Myanmar have launched a coordinated security clampdown against the Arakan Army, Bangladesh’s Financial Express reported on 1 September quoting officials.

Both Myanmar troops and Bangladesh forces launched a simultaneous offensive against the Arakanese separatist group from their respective sides of the border.

The Border Guard Bangladesh’s sector commander in Bandarban, Colonel SM Waliur Rahman, said that the Myanmar Army’s action came after a call from BGB chief Major General Aziz Ahmed after the Myanmar rebel group attacked a camp of the Bangladeshi border guards on 26 August.

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